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Major Japanese pension fund seeds Japan Equity Long Short Fund in industry first

Monday, September 13, 2021

Matthias Knab, Opalesque:

Gordian Capital today announced the multi- country launch of GSB Japan Equity Long Short Fund managed by Geoffrey Bennett of GSB Capital, LLC in San Francisco. The Fund invests in high concentration, high conviction large and mid-cap Japanese equities. The market neutral strategy has been employed managing separately managed accounts and has a five-year track record. Capacity in the strategy is limited to US$650 million. In an industry-first, a leading Japanese corporate pension fund is seeding the Fund via a discretionary investment mandate awarded to Gordian Capital Japan.

Mr. Bennett, the Fund's Founder and Portfolio Manager has focused on the Japanese markets since 1992 and has been a hedge fund manager since 1999. Since 2005, he has served as the manager of GSB Capital, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser specializing in Japanese equity markets. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Bennett served as the principal and portfolio manager of Windham Pacific, LLC, where he also managed a pan-Asian long/ short fund with a market- neutral equity strategy. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Bennett served as Portfolio Manager for the Phoenix Japan Fund. Starting in 2009, Mr. Bennett began to manage Japanese equity long short separately managed accounts, primarily for US investors. The evolution of his trading methodology crystallized in an approach used since 2016. The same strategy, which has generated annual compound returns over 20%, limited drawdowns, and a Sharpe ......................

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